Well, maybe not “doomed” per se.  God once flooded the world and sent plagues and fires to punish sinners, but now those things have been replaced by the nattering of put out Christians who think it’s their right to dictate who other adults should love.  Yes, Delaware is going to let gay people get married.

Mikki Snyder-Hall married her partner, Claire, in California in 2008, and moved two years ago to Rehoboth, a gay-friendly Delaware beach town.

Now they’re looking forward to July 1, when Delaware officially becomes the 11th state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage after Gov. Jack Markell signed a gay marriage bill into law Tuesday.

“As of July, we are considered married,” said Snyder-Hall said. The couple said that while they don’t intend to have another wedding ceremony, they may have another reception to celebrate their new legal status in Delaware.

Markell, a Democrat, signed the measure into law just minutes after its passage by the state Senate on Tuesday.

“I do not intend to make any of you wait one moment longer,” a smiling Markell told about 200 jubilant supporters who erupted in cheers and applause following the 12-9 Senate vote barely half an hour earlier.

There won’t be vengeance from above, there won’t be more natural disasters.  The gnashing of Christian teeth aside, it’ll be a complete non-event (that will mean the world to gay people in monogamous lifelong relationships).

But beware, Delaware, for you are about to receive the full brunt of Christian whining!  You brought this upon yourself!

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Silent Service

    The horror!, Oh think of the Children’s ears! Hell, think of mine having to listen to them whine.

  • Rhubarb The Bear

    Rehoboth is awesome. So I’ve heard.

  • unbound55

    I shudder to think of all the time I am going to have to spend with my children to explain what is going on. Do you understand the impact this will have to their world view? Do you understand how difficult of a conversation this will be for me as a parent?

    They claim to be people that are full of love for others, so how do I explain in simple terms what all the Christian hate and whining really means to my children?

    • Glodson

      Read them the Book of Job.

      That will clear up much of the confusion.

    • Loqi

      For myself, I imagine the the conversation will go something like this:
      Child: Daddy, why are those two men kissing?
      Me: The same reason your mother and I kiss.

      Truly, this will be one of those difficult things in my life. I mean, if you made a list of everything I’ve ever done and ordered it by difficulty, that conversation will be somewhere on the list. Probably somewhere below “typing this comment” and above “not running a marathon.”

      • unbound55

        Loqi – kicker is in the 2nd paragraph of my original comment.

        • Loqi

          Yeah, I just was already forming a comment in my head after the first sentence, and then you turned it around on me. The bait and switch gets me every time.

          • unbound55

            Sorry, I tend to do that from time to time…drive my teenage daughter crazy…which is its own reward. :-)

          • Glodson


            I enjoy the bait and switch too. Always fun.

  • Rain

    God, with all the technological savvy of a caveman, has to punish entire swaths of people at the same time. He can’t dispatch some “lightning bolt drones” to selectively wipe out only the guilty individuals. “Hello I’m God. Oogey boogey I’m a caveman! Ummmm yeah and don’t pronounce my name either for some reason.”

    • baal

      You are base and filthy and not worth anything so for you to say the name of the most holy and pure god would be to make god have to bear the burden of your filthy filth even more. (just say that in the Zim voice a few times)

      • Nate Frein

        I saw a god! He was going like THIS!

      • Glodson

        That reminds me, I once wrote a piece that argued that Zim was a Christ Figure just to fuck with people.

        • Loqi

          Let’s see…he was cast out by his peers (in a way), he came to earth for a completely bullshit reason, and he had a little robot sidekick. That’s Jesus to the letter.

          • Glodson

            And there was also that time that Jesus stomped around town in a giant mech with a cloaking device which had to be plugged into an outlet.

            I’m pretty sure that was Jesus. I sometimes didn’t pay attention in Sunday School.

          • Loqi

            I’ll take your word for it. I’m told the version of Christianity I was taught wasn’t True Christianity, so anything I remember is suspect.

  • Nate Frein

    I’m gonna sing the Doom Song!